Stories tagged with: ODOT

December 5, 2011 - 3:45pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

State-wide discussion continues on who will be responsible to pay for road damage caused by upcoming shale drilling.

Ohio is trying to reach an agreement with drilling companies so they'll pay for any damage caused by the heavy equipment needed to extract oil and gas from shale rock. President of Meigs and Muskingum Township Associations Stephen Bradley said Anadarko Petroleum Corporation- the drilling company responsible for Muskingum County- has agreed to take care of the cost.

November 23, 2011 - 12:35pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

A state route in Guernsey County is closed due to a vehicle crash.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that State Route 313 is closed 1.5 miles east of Senecaville at the 15.9 mile marker.

They suggest motorists hoping to detour take State Route 574, SR 566 and State Route 285. They said it will add about 15 minutes to your travel time.

There is no word on when the road will reopen.




November 17, 2011 - 5:58am
3 years 23 weeks ago

Motorist's can expect a temporary ramp closure in their travels Thursday.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said that the Interstate 70 East/State Route 792 off ramp will be closed from 8am-4pm. That is Exit 160 which is Airport Road. During this time paving work will take place.

As a detour driver should take either Exit 157 State Route 93 Adamsville to State Route 22 East or Exit 164 State Route 22 Norwich to State Route 22 West.

Message boards are in place notifying...

October 31, 2011 - 3:20pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

The first signs of colder weather are fast approaching. The Ohio Department of Transportation is already gearing up to keep your winter commute clear and safe this winter season.

Snow and ice team members have already stocked salt and other snow melting equipment, in addition to double-checking trucks and equipment to assure an easy start to the season.

"Right now we do not anticipate any salt shortage all of our inventories are currently stalked up," said Muskingum...

October 31, 2011 - 12:50pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

It's looking as if the Northpointe slip repair project won't meet deadline and will be delayed in reopening.

At a tense meeting Monday, officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Muskingum County Commissioners, the County Engineer and members of the project design team met to iron out discrepancies in project costs and options in finishing the project.

It was discussed the possibility of adding a curtain drain, as well as removing more soil. At debate was the...

September 20, 2011 - 4:49am
3 years 31 weeks ago

An interstate semi accident is causing headaches for motorists and authorities Tuesday morning.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said that one lane of I-70 west in Guernsey County is closed between Old Washington and Quaker City due to a vehicle crash.

The State Highway Patrol said that a semi went through a guardrail, leaving the trailer on the highway while the cab went over an embankment.

It's estimated the lane will reopen by 6pm Tuesday evening. Motorists should...

September 5, 2011 - 2:13pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

Several road projects are and will be underway in Muskingum County within the next month.

Those projects include a new traffic signal at the intersection of State Route 60 and 208.

Also the resurfacing of SR 60 from Millers Lane north of Duncan Falls to Main Street in Zanesville as well as Adair Avenue to Shannon Road.

Four lanes of I-70 will also be resurfaced from the US 22/ SR 40 interchange to the Guernsey County line.

Motorists should expect delays in these areas...

August 11, 2011 - 12:42pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of an upcoming ramp closure on Interstate 70 in Muskingum County.

ODOT says starting Saturday at 3:00 a.m. the State Route 83 Eastbound I-70 on ramp will be closed so that crews can make necessary concrete repairs as part of the I-70 resurfacing project.

The ramp will be closed until Sunday at 3:00 a.m.

Message signs are in place letting motorists know about this one night closure and...

August 6, 2011 - 3:18pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

The "Y" Bridge Arts Festival came to a close this evening proving to be a major success after only its third year.

Shortly after Coordinator and Artist Linda Regula moved to Zanesville she approached the Mayor, County Commissioners and ODOT for permission to shut down the 'Y' Bridge and to celebrate the local artists. She said despite their first reaction it was only about 2 months later she was granted permission. She said the first year was not easy and only 15 tents...

June 1, 2011 - 3:57am
3 years 47 weeks ago

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says the westbound lanes of I-70 were shut down early Wednesday morning after two semi tractor trailers were involved in an accident. It happened just before 3:00 a.m. two miles West of New Concord. Troopers say 42-year-old Timothy Lindquist of Mountain Home, Nebraska failed to maintain assured clear distance and struck another semi in front of him. That truck was driven by 44-year-old Santos Ernesto of Miami, Florida. Troopers say the drivers and one...

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